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  1. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    Hey...anyone have any creative Collect or Disconnect letters? I got a couple
    of deadbeats I wanna blast.
    This could be a fun thread too :)
     
  2. ABLE_1

    ABLE_1 Guest

    Hey...anyone have any creative Collect or Disconnect letters? I got a
    Sure, here try this.

    ===========================================================


    Dear customer,



    We have not heard from you and due to non-payment, your monitoring for the
    above address has been discontinued as of January 31, 2007.



    Even though you may not have been arming and disarming the system the Smoke
    Detectors were operational 24/7. Since the monitoring service has been
    discontinued, therefore the dispatch of the Fire Department has also been
    discontinued.



    We continued to monitor your residence as a good faith gesture even though
    we did not hear from you for the last 2 months. We have enclosed an invoice
    for those two months (Dec. 2006 & Jan. 2007) and also a self addressed
    envelope for remittance.



    Should you have any questions, please call us at xxx-xxxx.



    Respectfully,



    ============================================================
     
  3. Hey...anyone have any creative Collect
    Dear [deadbeat name]:

    You account is now in arrears in the amount of $[#,###.##]. You have not responded to the previous [###] invoices, statements and
    requests for payment which we sent to you over the past [##] months. We are certain that this is nothing but an honest oversight on
    your part. Perhaps you simply forgot to open the last three certified letters. Busy as you are avoiding paying all your other
    bills this is perfectly understandable.

    Please be informed that in accordance with paragraph 2,459b -- sub part AL25 of your contract, your account with [company] is now
    terminated. Your alarm system has been reprogrammed so that the front door will activate the fire alarm sounder whenever opened,
    day or night. All motion detectors have been programmed to turn the furnace off for three hours whenever motion is sensed during
    winter months. Window sensors have been programmed to activate your lawn sprinklers. Central monitoring has been discontinued.
    However, your alarm will now dial a 900 number in China once per hour until further notice.

    In order to give you one last opportunity to make good on your contract, the above changes have been placed on delayed activation
    for 24 hours. Should you wish to revert to normal system operation, please drop by our office with an envelop containing the full
    amount owed in cash plus a $125 service fee to cover the cost of reprogramming your alarm.

    As always, it is our pleasure to serve and protect you and your family. Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.

    Sincerely,
    [you]
     
  4. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    almost too nice...gotta change it to almost 5 months...yeah I know I'm a
    sucker.

    THANKS !!


    |> Hey...anyone have any creative Collect or Disconnect letters? I got a
    | > couple
    | > of deadbeats I wanna blast.
    | > This could be a fun thread too :)
    |
    | Sure, here try this.
    |
    | ===========================================================
    |
    |
    | Dear customer,
    |
    |
    |
    | We have not heard from you and due to non-payment, your monitoring for the
    | above address has been discontinued as of January 31, 2007.
    |
    |
    |
    | Even though you may not have been arming and disarming the system the
    Smoke
    | Detectors were operational 24/7. Since the monitoring service has been
    | discontinued, therefore the dispatch of the Fire Department has also been
    | discontinued.
    |
    |
    |
    | We continued to monitor your residence as a good faith gesture even though
    | we did not hear from you for the last 2 months. We have enclosed an
    invoice
    | for those two months (Dec. 2006 & Jan. 2007) and also a self addressed
    | envelope for remittance.
    |
    |
    |
    | Should you have any questions, please call us at xxx-xxxx.
    |
    |
    |
    | Respectfully,
    |
    |
    |
    | ============================================================
    |
    |
     
  5. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    That's more like it!!!

    I actually did something like that to a scumsuckerratbastid customer abt 15
    years ago. I made all his doors sound the siren for 1minute for every
    trip...siren in attic and inside house. Pretty mean I guess...but he asked
    for it.


    |> Hey...anyone have any creative Collect
    | > or Disconnect letters? I got a couple
    | > of deadbeats I wanna blast.
    | > This could be a fun thread too :)
    |
    | Dear [deadbeat name]:
    |
    | You account is now in arrears in the amount of $[#,###.##]. You have not
    responded to the previous [###] invoices, statements and
    | requests for payment which we sent to you over the past [##] months. We
    are certain that this is nothing but an honest oversight on
    | your part. Perhaps you simply forgot to open the last three certified
    letters. Busy as you are avoiding paying all your other
    | bills this is perfectly understandable.
    |
    | Please be informed that in accordance with paragraph 2,459b -- sub part
    AL25 of your contract, your account with [company] is now
    | terminated. Your alarm system has been reprogrammed so that the front
    door will activate the fire alarm sounder whenever opened,
    | day or night. All motion detectors have been programmed to turn the
    furnace off for three hours whenever motion is sensed during
    | winter months. Window sensors have been programmed to activate your lawn
    sprinklers. Central monitoring has been discontinued.
    | However, your alarm will now dial a 900 number in China once per hour
    until further notice.
    |
    | In order to give you one last opportunity to make good on your contract,
    the above changes have been placed on delayed activation
    | for 24 hours. Should you wish to revert to normal system operation,
    please drop by our office with an envelop containing the full
    | amount owed in cash plus a $125 service fee to cover the cost of
    reprogramming your alarm.
    |
    | As always, it is our pleasure to serve and protect you and your family.
    Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.
    |
    | Sincerely,
    | [you]
    |
    |
     
  6. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Dear customer:

    You'll be pleased to know we've finally integrated our invoicing system
    with our monitoring station. We're very excited about having The MAFIA
    (delinquent Monitored Account Formalized for Immediate Action) system
    working for us. The new system has identified your account as being
    seriously past due. Further investigation has revealed that your last
    payment was received on ******, 2006. Thankfully, we were able to
    intervene manually so the system has not yet deactivated your services.
    We would appreciate your sending us your payment for $___.__ as soon
    as possible as it may not be possible for us to stop our system from
    taking further action by February 15, 2007.

    Yours sincerely,

    Don Vito Corleone.
     
  7. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    office with an envelop containing the full
    Wow... You charged $125 service fee just to reprogram a customer's
    alarm? What a rip!
     
  8. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Now that's just plain "bulldog mean".
     
  9. If the client is a dickhead trying to duck the bill then I have some
    fun with them. Nothing burns me quite like a wiseass trying to dodge a
    bill and any attempts to collect.
    I prefer using a phone call informing them of the lien being placed on
    their property and how sorry I am for having to do this but since they
    ignored the invoices I was left with no other option. I apologize for
    their credit being ruined and how bad credit can cost tens of
    thousands of dollars due to higher mortgage rates. Property liens
    prevent homes from being sold, equity lines to be drawn, or mortgages
    being refinanced.

    'Oh I am so sorry for having to turn you into a candidate for
    bankruptcy but when you don't pay my bill you also cause harm to me &
    my family. '

    It's at that point where they will 'see the light' and suddenly offer
    restitution. The only payment I accept at that point is payment in
    full for the remainder of the contract. I only accept cash or money
    orders when it gets to that level.

    Keep in mind that the average deadbeat isn't a Supreme Court Justice
    so their limited knowledge of the law makes for entertaining threats.
    They probably don't pay anyone so don't fear them when they threaten
    to sue because their lawyer is non-existent.

    If the client isn't a dickhead and is just going through rough times
    then the above does not occur.
    I have a few folks coasting on their bill due to financial difficulty
    but I know they will make good on their debts when they can.

    Rules are simple:
    Call me and tell me times are tough. If I have to call you first then
    we have an issue. Stay in touch throughout the timeframe and keep me
    apprised of the situation and all is well.
     


  10. Dear Customer,

    Are you alive?
     
  11. And invites litigation. Not a good method.
     
  12. Doug

    Doug Guest

    Do you want to keep it that way?

    Doug
     
  13. I prefer using a phone call informing
    I wasn't aware that you could use a lien for overdue monitoring payments. In CT we once used a mechanic's lien where the customer
    tried to avoid paying us a balance of about $7,000 on his installation. IIRC, the lien had to be placed within 90 days of the work.
    The customer paid right away. The reason I question it is that the so-called "mechanic's lien" is for work performed on the
    physical property -- labor and materials. I didn't know you could use a lien for services that don't involve on-premises work.
    That lien was very effective for us because
    the homeowner was acting as his own GC.
    He needed to convert from a high interest
    construction loan to a conventional
    mortgage. I don't recall ever having filed
    a lien other than that. It worked but I was
    always reluctant to hurt a customer's
    credit unless it was absolutely the only
    way we could get paid. Fortunately, most
    people willingly pay up on time.
    Same here. During the late eighties there
    was a recession and a lot of people lost
    their jobs. When anyone said they were
    not renewing the monitoring contract due
    to a job loss I gave them a year's service
    at no charge. I told them to let me know
    when they were employed again and we'd
    resume billing but the service would be
    free in the meantime.

    Almost every one of them resumed
    paying for monitoring when they were
    able. Most even paid for the "free"
    period though we didn't ask them to. I
    don't think we actually lost more than
    a few customers due to the recession.
    Instead, we got tons of referrals to new
    customers.
    Same here, but if they had a genuine problem
    I would let them slide anyway. Sometimes
    people are just too embarassed to say
    anything.

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    =============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    941-866-1100
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  14. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    It was well justified, and it made me feel a whole lot better after getting
    ripped by this guy for thousands of dollars.


    | Crash Gordon wrote:
    | > That's more like it!!!
    | >
    | > I actually did something like that to a scumsuckerratbastid customer abt
    15
    | > years ago. I made all his doors sound the siren for 1minute for every
    | > trip...siren in attic and inside house. Pretty mean I guess...but he
    asked
    | > for it.
    |
    |
    | Now that's just plain "bulldog mean".
     
  15. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    good good, now we're getting somewhere.


    | Crash Gordon wrote:
    | > Hey...anyone have any creative Collect or Disconnect letters? I got a
    couple
    | > of deadbeats I wanna blast.
    | > This could be a fun thread too :)
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
    | Dear customer:
    |
    | You'll be pleased to know we've finally integrated our invoicing system
    | with our monitoring station. We're very excited about having The MAFIA
    | (delinquent Monitored Account Formalized for Immediate Action) system
    | working for us. The new system has identified your account as being
    | seriously past due. Further investigation has revealed that your last
    | payment was received on ******, 2006. Thankfully, we were able to
    | intervene manually so the system has not yet deactivated your services.
    | We would appreciate your sending us your payment for $___.__ as soon
    | as possible as it may not be possible for us to stop our system from
    | taking further action by February 15, 2007.
    |
    | Yours sincerely,
    |
    | Don Vito Corleone.
     
  16. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    Placing liens can be risky.

    Your Rules are similar to mine...tell me whats going on and I'll float ya
    for a while...try to con me and I get pissed.


    | On Feb 2, 9:04 pm, "Crash Gordon" <>
    | wrote:
    | > Hey...anyone have any creative Collect or Disconnect letters? I got a
    couple
    | > of deadbeats I wanna blast.
    | > This could be a fun thread too :)
    |
    | If the client is a dickhead trying to duck the bill then I have some
    | fun with them. Nothing burns me quite like a wiseass trying to dodge a
    | bill and any attempts to collect.
    | I prefer using a phone call informing them of the lien being placed on
    | their property and how sorry I am for having to do this but since they
    | ignored the invoices I was left with no other option. I apologize for
    | their credit being ruined and how bad credit can cost tens of
    | thousands of dollars due to higher mortgage rates. Property liens
    | prevent homes from being sold, equity lines to be drawn, or mortgages
    | being refinanced.
    |
    | 'Oh I am so sorry for having to turn you into a candidate for
    | bankruptcy but when you don't pay my bill you also cause harm to me &
    | my family. '
    |
    | It's at that point where they will 'see the light' and suddenly offer
    | restitution. The only payment I accept at that point is payment in
    | full for the remainder of the contract. I only accept cash or money
    | orders when it gets to that level.
    |
    | Keep in mind that the average deadbeat isn't a Supreme Court Justice
    | so their limited knowledge of the law makes for entertaining threats.
    | They probably don't pay anyone so don't fear them when they threaten
    | to sue because their lawyer is non-existent.
    |
    | If the client isn't a dickhead and is just going through rough times
    | then the above does not occur.
    | I have a few folks coasting on their bill due to financial difficulty
    | but I know they will make good on their debts when they can.
    |
    | Rules are simple:
    | Call me and tell me times are tough. If I have to call you first then
    | we have an issue. Stay in touch throughout the timeframe and keep me
    | apprised of the situation and all is well.
    |
     
  17. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    HA !!! Thats good, you got a gift.



    |
    | Do you want to keep it that way?
    |
    | Doug
    |
    | --
    |
    | | >
    | >
    | > Dear Customer,
    | >
    | > Are you alive?
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
  18. Diamond Dave

    Diamond Dave Guest

    When sending a decon letter to a deadbeat is it a good idea to copy their
    insurance provider also?
     
  19. "Keep in mind that the average deadbeat isn't a Supreme Court Justice
    so their limited knowledge of the law makes for entertaining threats."

    ;-)
     
  20. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    Yea...but unfortunately I only keep copies of the certificates I issue, and
    not where I send them...dumb...gotta fix that.


    | On Fri, 2 Feb 2007 19:04:06 -0700, "Crash Gordon"
    |
    | >Hey...anyone have any creative Collect or Disconnect letters? I got a
    couple
    | >of deadbeats I wanna blast.
    | >This could be a fun thread too :)
    |
    | When sending a decon letter to a deadbeat is it a good idea to copy their
    | insurance provider also?
     
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